Simon Baz: Green Lantern


In my current reading list, I read Green Lantern: The End, which introduces new Muslim Green Lantern Simon Baz.

It also is the very last story line that Geoff Johns wrote.  Normally that is not a big deal if a comic leaves, since they change hands all the time, but Johns is special in that he took the Green Lantern comic and transformed it into a top tier franchise that inspired multiple comic book spin offs, a toy line, a cartoon show, and even a live action movie.

While I am a huge fan of Johns' Green Lantern run, Green Lantern: The End was really bogged down by stupid crossovers.  So despite the fact that the hardcover collection supposedly has a complete story, it really only contains part of the story.  If I wanted to read the rest of the story, then I need to get the other hardcover collections (which I am not interested in).

I did like Simon Baz though.  He is a good character on his own, but so far, no other comic has used him yet.  That is a shame, because otherwise he is just going to fade into obscurity.

I drew Simon Baz with a medium size Papermate Flair pen.  The details and shading are drawn with a .01 and .03 cm width pen. The shiny light lines are drawn with a variety of pen sizes to make it look more frantic and random.  It was also drawn with a Sharpie marker.  Finally, those weird aliens in the background are the villainous Third Army.  They are drawn with just a .01 cm pen to make them lighter and not have their details overwhelm Baz's figure in the foreground.

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